Under the supervision of the Director of Student Development and Career Services the Manager – Center for Adult Transition is responsible for managing services for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the Office of Student Development and Counseling.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Manage the Center for Adult Transition (CAT) enhanced support services for enrolled students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
2.Provide retention strategies to retain students from semester to semester.
3. Provide strategies to assist students with successfully transitioning into the college.
4. Plan and implement individualized support services for each student to help them to experience academic achievement, personal success, and career readiness.
5. Support the mental health of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing counseling to help them to develop self-advocacy; coping and problem-solving skills; and adaptive behavioral skills.
6. Manage and integrate services with existing county and state resources including the New Jersey Division of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services, and for students between the ages of 21-24 including the New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
7. Provide wrap-around services for transition planning using a BASEs (Behavior Academic Social Emotional support) model for student support services to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
8. Help students with their transition into the college by reaching out to county agencies and organizations as well as local school districts in the county that serve students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
9. Train CAT personnel on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable state and federal laws related to people with disabilities.
10. Train CAT personnel on the college's regulation for providing services to students with disabilities.
11. Train CAT personnel on the general documents used by the Coordinator of Disability Services to promote disability services, and used to communicate with students and faculty about procedures for attaining disability services including the general accommodation template.
12. Recruit separate cohorts of new incoming and returning students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
13. Conduct the Center for Adult Transition intake process, for students who may receive the Center's services, to include screening, interviewing, reviewing records, assessment and planning of services.
14. Provide need-based assistive technology to the students.
15. Document the services received by students in the Center for Adult Transition cohorts and document their progress.
16. Train the Advisor to provide the students with weekly direct instruction on social skills.
17. Establish and maintain an accurate filing system, and a typed guide to the office files and their location.
18. Maintain strict confidentiality and security of student and staff records.
19. Prepare routine, special, and ancillary reports as required.
20. Perform other related duties as required.
1. Master's Degree.
2. Licensed Social Worker.
3. Proficiency in the use of related computer systems and software applications, including Microsoft Office.
4. Ability to prioritize assignments, be detail oriented and exercise good judgment.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
7. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
1. Master's Degree in Social Work or a related area.
2. Experience serving students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of computerized record maintenance and management, preferably the Banner System.
Essex County College is an open-door public access community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning opportunities at a very affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in the richness of our diversity and our nurturing atmosphere, which encourages students who might not otherwise aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.